Remembering first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 57th death anniversary. File picture from 1948, Seth Walchand #Hirachand With PM Nehru during launch of India’s First indigenously built Ship ‘Jala Usha’ by Scindia Shipyard, Vizag (Later Hindustan Shipyard). Ship was fully funded in #Gwalior’s Scindia dynasty. #GwaliorHIstory

Nehru had been in declining #health for some time. He suffered a serious stroke in early 1964. From 23 to 26 May, he went to #Dehradun for a short rest, returning to his official residence at Teen Murti Bhawan in #NewDelhi. He woke early the next morning and after complaining of a pain in his back, suffered a stroke at 6:25 and fell unconscious and soon passed away without having regained consciousness. Jawaharlal Nehru died in the afternoon of 27 May 1964, at the age of 74.


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